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NJFISH 04-10-2008 03:34 PM

Lawn sprinklers?
 
Why do they all suck? I've tried 'em all. I think I'm going to try the one that looks like a tractor that travels the hose. Any recomendations? Underground is not an option. I want to water a 40'x60' area and not have to move it 10 :mad: times. :mad: :mad: :mad:

Jdizzle 04-10-2008 05:18 PM

Re: Lawn sprinklers?
 
http://www.amazon.com/John-Deere-Tra.../dp/B0001ANC7M

I swear by it, it weights like 40lbs You connect the hose to the back and the presure turns the tires at a very slow pace and you lay out thew hose in the path you want the tractor to go and the front wheel follows it. Dude its the greatest thing since sliced bread no BS buy one and you will be thanking me!!
I forgot to say watch out read the review some of them are plastic internal parts and are junk and some are made to last. the ones that are made to last are gona set you back 150$ but well worth it

LI Sound Grunt 04-10-2008 05:24 PM

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Freeg the grass its suposed to turn brown in the summer..

Hey. you're from NJ? .. Sprinkle your throat with some nice cold Yuengling

twentynine 04-10-2008 05:42 PM

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You mean youse guys put water on the grass? TO MAKE IT GROW?

Me I am trying to find about 55 gallons of surplus agent orange.

LI Sound Grunt 04-10-2008 05:44 PM

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twentynine - 4/10/2008 8:42 PM

You mean youse guys put water on the grass? TO MAKE IT GROW?

Me I am trying to find about 55 gallons of surplus agent orange.
Yea that is what I was trying to get at :grin:

NJFISH 04-10-2008 06:12 PM

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LI Sound Grunt - 4/10/2008 8:24 PM

Hey. you're from NJ? .. Sprinkle your throat with some nice cold Yuengling
I'm gonna do that anyway!


Traveling sprinkler it is, thanks jdizzle.

grassguysc 04-11-2008 05:42 AM

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Underground is the only way to go. And by the way you guys need to quit talking s%$# about grass. How am I gonna afford gas if ya'll keep running off customers.

bms1939 04-13-2008 10:23 AM

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Why is undergroung not an option? For an area that size I think its your only option.

Flot 04-13-2008 10:34 AM

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NJFISH - 4/10/2008 6:34 PM

Why do they all suck? I've tried 'em all. I think I'm going to try the one that looks like a tractor that travels the hose. Any recomendations? Underground is not an option. I want to water a 40'x60' area and not have to move it 10 :mad: times. :mad: :mad: :mad:
? I have a ~30x50 area I water occasionally and I just use one of the $15 back and forth fan types from home depot. At worst I have to move it once, depending on the wind... you can also always get two smaller ones, put a "T" in the middle, and connect them with hose to make a "semi-permanent" solution, just put a small stake in the ground when you find the right positioning for the 2...

Jdizzle 04-13-2008 12:09 PM

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bms1939 - 4/13/2008 1:23 PM

Why is undergroung not an option? For an area that size I think its your only option.
probably because he doesn't want to spend a few grand!!!

rwidman 04-13-2008 03:08 PM

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On TV I saw a standard in-ground pop-up sprinkler with a short piece of pipe and a hose connection. Like an installed in-ground system but you move the hose to each location. Six of these should cover your area.

Not as convenient as a "real" in-ground system, but much less expensive.

NJFISH 04-13-2008 03:17 PM

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bms1939 - 4/13/2008 1:23 PM

Why is undergroung not an option? For an area that size I think its your only option.
Actually it would be but I don't want to make the investment, I also have very rocky soil. I would do it myself but I would kill myself in the process, even with a trencher. I also don't want any automatic device since I have a well and I've had some trouble in the past.

The sweeping sprinklers have been OK but I would always have to move at least 3 times to get full cover...and I have good pressure so it is working at max range.

rwidman 04-13-2008 04:53 PM

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NJFISH - 4/13/2008 6:17 PM


bms1939 - 4/13/2008 1:23 PM

Why is undergroung not an option? For an area that size I think its your only option.
Actually it would be but I don't want to make the investment, I also have very rocky soil. I would do it myself but I would kill myself in the process, even with a trencher. I also don't want any automatic device since I have a well and I've had some trouble in the past.

The sweeping sprinklers have been OK but I would always have to move at least 3 times to get full cover...and I have good pressure so it is working at max range.
Some companies have a machine that pulls the plastic tubing underground without trenching.

You don't need an automatic device. When I bought my house, the former owners had installed underground piping and heads but brought all the pipes to a manifold with a manual valve for each zone and a hose connector - connect the garden hose, turn the water on, then open the zone valves one at a time. This not only saved them the cost of zone valves and a timer, it saved them the cost of a backflow preventer and in our area, the cost of an annual inspection ($35.00).

A Few Dollars 04-14-2008 07:03 AM

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Melnor 3200H

http://www.backyardstyle.com/shop/in...p-flypage-8253

bms1939 04-14-2008 07:23 AM

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A few grand for a 40 X 60 area? I'm in the wrong business!! The parts would cost on the high side five hundred (retail), and could be installed in one day if they took their time. As far as the well goes you would probably use less water than your using now because it would evenly water the area for a set amount of time.

rwidman 04-14-2008 07:25 AM

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A Few Dollars - 4/14/2008 10:03 AM

Melnor 3200H

http://www.backyardstyle.com/shop/in...p-flypage-8253
While that sprinkler:
http://www.backyardstyle.com/shop/sh...bdf49db836.jpg
will water the area, that is one of the mose inefficient sprinkler designs on the market. It shoots fine drops of water high into the air where it evaporates or is blown away by the wind. Sprinklers that shoot larger droplets of water in a more horizontal direction put much more of the water on the lawn.

glacierbaze 04-15-2008 08:23 PM

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When I built my house 10 years ago, I got tired of moving sprinklers around, and weak pressure trying to drive multiple sprinklers. To get the lawn started, I glued together some long sections of PVC, with a sprinkler every 8-10 feet, and tapped a spigot into the water main under the house before the pressure got stepped down at the regulator. I could hook a hose to that spigot and pressure wash my neighbor's house across the street.

Coconut Sunrise 04-16-2008 04:15 AM

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NJFish
I have a john deere type sprinkler you mention That works great. It even cuts its self off at the end of the run

j

A Few Dollars 04-16-2008 04:52 PM

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rwidman - 4/14/2008 6:25 AM


A Few Dollars - 4/14/2008 10:03 AM

Melnor 3200H

http://www.backyardstyle.com/shop/in...p-flypage-8253
While that sprinkler:
http://www.backyardstyle.com/shop/sh...bdf49db836.jpg
will water the area, that is one of the mose inefficient sprinkler designs on the market. It shoots fine drops of water high into the air where it evaporates or is blown away by the wind. Sprinklers that shoot larger droplets of water in a more horizontal direction put much more of the water on the lawn.
Water is cheap.

twentynine 04-17-2008 04:00 AM

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I still can't believe you guys put water on grass to make it grow!

Jdizzle 04-17-2008 06:51 AM

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I live in MASS but I like to go for the barren desert look!!

rwidman 04-18-2008 04:15 PM

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A Few Dollars - 4/16/2008 7:52 PM

Water is cheap.
In many parts of the US, water is in short supply. Wasting it is irresponsible. And even if it is "cheap", wasting water is wasting money.

Many of us not only pay for the water we use but we pay a wastewater fee based on usage. That means we are paying double for our water.


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